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Maonan elements shine in Guilin

By (chinadaily.com.cn)
2018-11-06

Maonan elements shine in Guilin

Nuo masks are entirely hand-made with fine workmanship, wowing visitors at the 2018 China-ASEAN Expo Tourism Exhibition. [Photo/Xinhua]

On Oct 26, the opening ceremony of the 2018 China-ASEAN Expo Tourism Exhibition, held in Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, attracted more than 800 exhibitors and 160,000 visitors from home and abroad.

Maonan elements shine in Guilin

A Maonan woman shows visitors a table lamp made of bamboo. [Photo/Xinhua]

At the ceremony, a Maonan-themed exhibition organized by Huanjiang Maonan autonomous county in Hechi wowed visitors with displays of Maonan intangible cultural heritages. The items included Chinese-style conical bamboo hats, Nuo Opera masks, bronze drums, Minglun fragrant pigs and camellia oil, as well as traditional folk dances. Visitors also had a chance to experience the characteristic tourism resources and culture of Huanjiang.

Maonan elements shine in Guilin

A folk dance is performed by Maonan ethnic women wearing patterned bamboo hats created by intertwining strips of the plant. [Photo/Xinhua]

Mulao and Maonan have a very small population, while Luocheng Mulam and Huanjiang Maonan are unique in China.